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Turn it Up! MEGABLAST & BLAST Portable Speakers
Summer is ending but the fun doesn’t have to end! If you’re looking to purchase a new wireless Bluetooth portable speaker, we have some great options to share you! I’m an avid music listener, we listen to music in the car, while outside and inside our house, and we even take our speakers with us when we travel. We want to share with you two speaker options that we think you’re going to love!
MEGABLAST Portable Speaker
The MEGABLAST is the Ultimate Ears most powerful speaker. You’ll love the stunning clarity and deep, heart-pounding bass which brings music to life! In addition to incredible sound quality, it has hands-free Amazon Alexa built-in! How cool is that?! You can ask Alexa to blast tunes, discover new music, crank the volume and even find new restaurants.
Of course, it’s also Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capable and the Wi-Fi connection range for the speaker is 330′. Bluetooth range is 150ft.
Now, let’s address the battery life because we know this is an important feature. The rechargeable battery allows you to enjoy up to 16 hours with a large built-in battery. Play and charge the speaker simultaneously using the optional cradle or included a wall charger.
BLAST Portable Speaker
Whether you currently own a MEGABLAST or BLAST, or your thinking of purchasing one, there are some exciting updates to share with you! The new experiences for MEGABLAST and BLAST include the following:
- Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways – either through the app or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Starting in May, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
- Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MEGABLAST and BLAST. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM in the U.S. — use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
- A better way to listen with Spotify Connect (coming soon): MEGABLAST and BLAST will be the first Ultimate Ears speakers to integrate Spotify Connect. When on Wi-Fi, open the Spotify app on your phone and play music directly to our speakers (under “Devices Available”) without the need to pair through Bluetooth. Music fans can also stream the highest quality sound possible from Spotify. With Spotify Connect, text message or make calls without interrupting the music and save your phone’s battery.
- New grouping experience for smart speakers (coming soon): You can group up to eight MEGABLAST and BLAST speakers on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Stereo mode is supported when you connect two MEGABLAST or BLAST speakers. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Grouping is expected to be available later this year.